Gynecomastia is the abnormal increase of the male breast. Gynecomastia may be caused by glandular hypertrophy, fat tissue, or a combination of both. This increase usually occurs during puberty. The causes tend to be varied, from side effects to medicines, men undergoing treatment with estrogen, or a hormonal disorder in puberty.

Duration of the intervention

The duration of this technique varies between hour and half to two hours. This type of surgical procedure is carried out usually using general anesthesia although sometimes local anesthesia may be used more sedation. Hospitalization is required, although the patient may receive discharge in the same day or 24/48 hours after the procedure.

Description of the technique

The surgical technique consists in the combination of liposuction in the area and resection of excess glandular tissue and, in some cases, removal of the excess skin, to achieve a decrease in breast volume.

Recovery period

Recovery varies around the 4 or 5 days, recommending not to make great efforts during this time. The patient can return to his routine after 5 to 7 days. Although it is recommended to exercise or make great efforts for two or three months.